Following the detection of dioxin in certain foodstuffs produced in Germany, the European Commission invited Berlin to identify exports of eggs and meat which are likely to cause contamination in other member states. At this stage, however, there is no question of banning exports, specified the Commission, which invoked the effectiveness of its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). "Apparently, contamination only occurred in Germany," specified a Commission spokesperson. "Five landers are concerned and we will check whether...

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